Ann Cannon

Last Updated Nov 24, 2015 09:02PM

The other night I dreamed I opened the front door and my old childhood dog Brutus streaked outside and down the street like a greased pig at the Iowa State Fair. Brutus was a Boston terrier with a slick black-and-white …

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  • People stand near a large outdoor screen displaying the French flag at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday night have left scores dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Ann Cannon: Why the attacks in Paris especially hit a nerve in America
    If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that many users are showing their solidarity with Paris by displaying the French flag. I’ve done it mys...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Al Willis, a Montford Point Marine, salutes during a ceremony on Veterans Day last year in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Ann Cannon: Stories told and left unsaid, a reverence for all on Veterans Day
    What I noticed the most when my husband and I visited the World War I battlefields surrounding Ypres, Belgium — apart from the miles and miles of head...
    Updated Nov 10 2015 07:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Deep-fried chocolate covered bacon on a stick at the Utah State Fair in 2010. Ann Cannon: Bacon, you’re breakin’ my heart
    Dear Bacon, Is it true what The World Health Organization says about you? That you’ll give me cancer if I don’t quit you? I think the WHO is serious ...
    Updated Nov 03 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Books: When failure can be a gift for parents and children
    “I never meant to teach my children to be helpless or fear failure, and a life of anxiety is certainly not what I envisioned for them,” writes Jessica...
    Updated Nov 03 2015 04:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, Hershey’s miniatures and kisses are displayed in Tampa, Fla. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, file) Ann Cannon: A Holiday Chill Pill for Halloween Fatigue and other maladies
    Please answer the following questions. 1. Have you or a loved one recently OD’d on candy corn? 2. Are the pumpkins on your front porch rotting? 3. Ha...
    Updated Oct 27 2015 07:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: What to do if you forget to call Mom on her birthday
    Last week was my dad’s birthday, so I called him early in the morning to wish him lots of love and cake. I know. I’m an excellent daughter that way. ...
    Updated Oct 26 2015 10:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Madelyn Rybczyk, marketing manager of Cinemark Theatres, demonstrates the new reclining chairs in all of the auditoriums in the newly renovated Cinemark Sugar House Theater. Ann Cannon: Here’s to high hopes for Disneyland and movie lounger seats
    I keep a running mental list called “Things That Are More Fun in Theory Than They Are in Real Life.” Like Disneyland, for example. Don’t get me wrong...
    Updated Oct 13 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Mariah Manley  Mackenzi Lee is author of ’This Monstrous Thing,î a riff on Mary Shelleyís ìFrankenstein.î Authors explore the ‘adrenaline rush’ of YA horror
    The recent publication of a horror anthology for young adults called “Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” attests to the widespread popularity of the genr...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon fight in the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Washington. (Jonathan Newton(/The Washington Post via AP) Ann Cannon: Don’t choke your teammate and more unwritten rules of baseball
    Dear Major League Baseball Players, The other day as I passed through the room where one of our boys was watching ESPN, I noticed two guys fighting i...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: The ABCs of things that should be banned
    Banned Books Week is here (Sept. 27 through Oct. 3). Yes! It’s true! Human beings ban books! And I know I speak for writers everywhere when I say, PL...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:50 pm   |     |   Share